MVP Ross Mistry along with fellow contributing writer MVPs Hilary Cotter, John Welch, Marco Shaw and Maciej Pilecki recently released a new book entitled, “Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – Management and Administration”.
Ross presents proven techniques for SQL Server 2008 installation, upgrades, backup/restore, data transfer, indexing, high availability, security and much more. He draws on extensive testing in high-profile production environments to offer step-by-step solutions and powerful tips you won’t find anywhere else. Every chapter begins with a section identifying SQL Server 2008’s most significant new improvements and concludes with a convenient summary of best practices. Each chapter also outlines the benefits of leveraging Windows Server 2008.
The book covers how to:
· Master DBA tips, tricks, and best practices proven in actual enterprise environments
· Install, upgrade or transition to SQL Server 2008.
· Harden and Secure an implementation.
· Encrypt SQL Server from an end-to-end perspective.
· Implement high availability–and leverage SQL Server 2008’s major improvements to failover clustering and database mirroring
· Save time with SQL Server 2008’s new policy-based management tools
· Performance tune and troubleshoot a SQL Server 2008 environment.
· Optimize application performance and manage workloads with the powerful new Resource Governor
· Implement Performance Studio, maintenance plans, Transparent Data Encryption and much more…
About the Author
MVP Ross Mistry had the opportunity to work with SQL Server 2008 two years prior to the product release. When he is not focused on his SQL Server specialties– high availability, migrations, and security–his attention turns to SQL Server development and Business Intelligence. Ross is an author, co-author, and technical editor of more than 10 books. Many of the books have been bestsellers. Recently, he co-authored Windows Server 2008 Unleashed and SQL Server 2005 Management and Administration. He was a contributing writer on Hyper-V Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and SharePoint Server 2007 Unleashed. Ross also took on the role of technical editor for SQL Server 2005 Unleashed and SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm.
In addition to being an author and consultant, Ross is a public speaker who conducts seminars on Microsoft topics around the world. He frequently speaks at local SQL Server user groups and international conferences. Most recently, he spoke at the SQL Server PASS Community Summit in North America, SQL Server Europe PASS, SQL Server Connections, and the Microsoft campuses in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. As a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Ross is heavily involved with the SQL Server community and assists by responding to questions in newsgroups, writing articles for magazines, and blogging for Network World and to IT managers on Microsoft’s TechNet Community Hub site.
Check out his blog here. The book can be purchased here
I truly agree it's a great platform for managing & storing Databases for an organization. Well one can opt for an Oracle 9i Program with modules of storing relevant data and a combo of 9i & Sql Server.